Happy Birthday Friend (HLS)



Hello and welcome

I’m back with a card for HLS Watercolour Challenge for April 2019 with an optional twist of BRIGHT!  However, anything  watercolour is just fine.

My card is certainly super bright, happy and yet so simple!

I started by dabbing Distress Inks on a stamp block and giving it a light spray of water before stamping it on some card.  It was great fun playing with this super easy technique and you never know exactly how it will turn out.

Cutplorations Wonky Rectangle Die cut panel was added to my card front.

Once dry, I trimmed the watercolour panel, and die cut Winnie & Walter’s ‘friend’, before adding it to the middle of the card front.  A matching a pink fun foam die cut was glued back into the panel’s negative space  and the die cut glued on top.

The small sentiment is from Altnew’s Label Love set.

Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for visiting

Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

41 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Friend (HLS)”

  1. ooh yes, the magic of water and ink, it’s quite scary the lack of control but I agree, the outcome is amazing. Especially when it is as bright and fun as this card Helen!


  2. WOW! Your watercolor background looks stunning. I love bright and bold colors of the background and how they were mixed up creating these beautiful and unique spots. A unique and wonderful card, Helen


    1. Hi Helen,
      Thank you very much for the nice comment on my blog. This die set I bought on Ali Express, it had no name. I am sorry that I can not answer your question.


  3. Your watercolor technique is amazing-mine that I’ve tried never turn out that well! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!


  4. You are back again with another fabulous card! Love the background a lot! So happy you played along at Seize the Birthday and I hope you will be back again soon!


  5. Catching up on DT commenting here. Another stunner Helen. Love the bold colours and the popped sentiment. Nice touch with the Happy Birthday in black. Great finish. Thanks for adding it to our CUTplorations Challenge this month.


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